Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bring on the Cake!

What could be easier than cutting apart a piece of designer paper, layering it on some coordinating card stock, stamp a very simple image and assemble your card? Well, this card is just that. It couldn't hardly get any easier. This would make a great kids or masculine card since there are no flowers on it! If you know me, it's hard for me NOT to make a floral card, but there are times when it's not appropriate. This layout is one I have used before and works well when you want to use some of the gorgeous designer papers that Stampin' Up sells.

Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Twitterpated designer paper
Ink: Basic Gray

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine's treats

I'm meeting some friends today for a fun morning of stamping, talking, eating and just having a good time. I wanted to give everyone a Valentine treat, and this is what they're going to get. This candy treat holder was made from the Top Note die from Stampin' Up. The papers I purchased from Hobby Lobby, I love the vintage graphic design of this paper. I scored about 1/3" or so on each side of the center point (your score line will be determined on how wide your candy is). I punched a hole with my Crop-A-Dile, added in some satin ribbon to tie it together, and you're done. Easy peasy!

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bordering on Romance, again!

This card was also made by water coloring in the flowers with a blender pen. This is really a fun new technique I recently discovered. And how about the fun new Edgelit die from the current mini catalog? They are very easy to use, one pass thru the Cuttlebug and you have a great border to add to your card. Unlike the punches, which you have to punch numerous times for a border, once and done with the new die. You really have to give it a try!

Stamps: Bordering on Romance
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Twitterpated designer paper
Ink: Black Staz-On, Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush
Misc: Edgelit die, Blender pen

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

For Valentine's Day

Just in time for Valentine's Day is this sweet card. Why not let the designer paper do most of the work for you? The only thing that was stamped was the saying. I wanted to use the new Fashionable Hearts embosslits die for this card. Also include some texture with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, and how about the little hearts in the Pinking Hearts border punch? I tried to use as many hearts on this card that I could yet keeping it simple to make.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Twitterpated designer paper
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Misc: Fashionable Hearts embosslits die, Pinking Hearts border punch, Full Heart punch, word window punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bordering on Romance

How many products are used on this card from the current Occasions mini catalog? Well, there is the Bordering on Romance stamp set, Textured Impressions hearts embossing folder and Twitterpated designer paper. The floral image was stamped with Black Staz-On and colored in using the Blender Pen. If you haven't tried this technique, you must give it a try. My customers tell me it's much easier than using the Aqua Painter (which will still be my personal favorite way to water color). It's just like using a marker to color in the image but with a much softer color. Why don't you give it a try and let me know what you think.

Stamps: Bordering on Romance
Paper: Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Twitterpated designer paper
Ink: Black Staz-On, Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz
Misc: Scallop Trim border punch, Textured Impressions hearts embossing folder, Blender Pen

Thanks for looking!~Martha

Monday, February 6, 2012

I'm back!

Where have I been? Well, at home, just not blogging. I promise to get a better routine of blogging in. I have no excuses, but that will change!

The next few cards all will feature a different pattern from the Twitterpated designer paper from the current Stampin' Up mini catalog. I love this paper, it's very versatile, as you will see in the upcoming posts.

I also love the fact that Stampin' Up is coming out with new punches to match this new stamp set. This card was so easy to make. Add in a little texture with the Stripes embossing folder and you have a fun and easy card.

Stamps: Mixed Bunch
Paper: Indigo Island, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Indigo Island, Riding Hood Red
Misc: Stripes embossing folder, Blossom punch, 1" circle punch, white brad

Thanks for looking!~Martha